February 24th, 2021 ~ Vol. 91 No. 8
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Work on Wastewater Treatment Plant to Begin Soon
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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Frank Wastewater Treatment Plant.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
Work to upgrade the Frank Wastewater Treatment Plant is slated to begin next month.

The project will see an expansion done to the existing headwork building and will also see the construction of a large clarifier tank.

Lee Hutton, Superintendent for Graham, the head company in charge of the project, says that project will be done in phases.

"We'll start with major excavations in April and then move right into the concrete work with our civil team. As the building starts to get constructed our mechanical process team, electrical team and plumbing/Hvac will start to kick off as well."

"As the main structure starts to come up out of the ground, we then start to backfill and the installation of all underground piping and utilities needed for the plant will take place. Most of our major process equipment will be coming to site by end of summer and we hope to be installed out early in 2022 with commissioning starting right after.”
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Hutton says applications for jobs are still being accepted as well.

"Anybody can send across a resume and we'll reach out to them. I interviewed three people from the area recently. One is from Pincher Creek and two are from Coleman. We are moving forward with hiring all three of these workers on and are planning on continuing to hire local."

According to Hutton, the other contracts that are awarded scopes of work may also look to hire workers in the near future.

"As we look to award these different contracts in the next few weeks, our team will pass on any resumes for workers who experience align with their scope of work.”
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Hutton says the amount of workers on site will vary from time to time.

"We'll have two superintendents on site full time to oversee the project. We are aiming on starting in April with five workers on site and then in the summer months we'll hope to be peaking at around 30 before tailing off at the end of the year. In the commissioning phase, TWI typically carries a handful of workers."

Hutton says the company is excited to work in and support the Crowsnest Pass while the project is being completed.

"We've reached out to a bunch of different businesses in the area [like catering companies, motel/hotel and other businesses]. As a company we're excited to work in the region and support the region as well."
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